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. to some degree that is largely sitting on the united states. so won't imf put more pressure on the state u.s. congress to approve the change in the coming weeks and how confident are you that we're likely to see the completion of this reform before the annual meeting is at dover as the imf has plans? thanks. >> well, it's not just the united states. clearly there are others including energy 20 countries that has not yet ratified the reform that was committed to by the leaders in 2010. so it's not the u.s. issue. everyone focuses on the us because the u.s. has a very sizable quota in the institution and is my largest member, my largest shareholder if you will. but the u.s. is not alone in that camp. i certainly hope that the u.s. authorities at large, including congress, with appreciate how needed u.s. leadership is and how needed the imf role is going forward in order to address not the sort of remote crisis around the world, but the indirect consequences of those remote crisis is around the world, including on the u.s. economy. i think if there's one thing that we are learning from all the
to start shooting at each other at the end of the 1850s. and he said that was his great challenge and struggle to and he's the one who also stood through the war, stay at his post and was there in april of 1865 when lincoln was shot. gobright household from the hotel across the street from the theater over to the telegraph office, and spread the news while the president was still wavering between life and death. he wrote his classic hard news summary style, beginning of a story, the president was shot in the theater tonight, and perhaps mortally wounded. spent good lead. >> and 12 were encapsulated the whole -- there's a great example of someone i certainly was not aware of, and yet played a very big part. he also come into effect, was helping to define a kind of politically neutral journalism that was indeed a new thing. and became the hallmark of "the associated press" and became one of the things that the ap inculcated in all the new recruits is how to write in a way that was politically neutral, shall we say. >> one last question from me, and i hope you all are thinking of que
party in the '30s was because roosevelt has a progressive agenda. if the progressive agenda looks more viable and to get over the republican backlog and that's not a partisan statement, just a descriptive statement, then you would get more coalition globalized. if you watch testimony in congress the other day you would seek african-americans taking the lead and testifying in favor of medicare. so once you have a feasible agenda you get somewhere. right now we've been stuck in fighting back. >> my name is cindy brown. i'm a freshman. psychology major and i'm going to backtrack a bit. you mentioned something about substantiating a sexuality. i don't need anyone to substantiate any scientist politician to substantiate my sexuality or who i am as a woman. i need the government to stay out of my body and to stay out of my relationships until i'm ready to get married. i don't need a scientist to tell him or not. on whether or not it's relevant to what your political standing is. i know i need a candidate is going to fight for me and every democrat that i represent the f. i want gay marriage
a letter on april 30 about the u.s. green building council's leed program, the 2012 programs departure. i'm highly concerned about products not being able to be utilized in government buildings anymore that will cost jobs. are you working actively on the? are we going to put a stop to utilization of that? >> we are looking at those standards and want to make sure that there's a fair, open process for the standards. i don't know where we are in responding yet to the rulemaking saw want to be careful, but i don't upset that the complicated legal process but i will say we've heard many of those concerns and others and to try and reflect them in the way we handle the. >> i'll into this letter and to direct and would really like to work with your staff to get some answers. thank you. thank you, mr. chairman. >> thank you very much, senator johnson. senator mccaskill. >> good morning. it's good to be here this morning and i want to start first with mr. miller. mr. miller, i have a very vivid memory of the two of us sitting in an office in a gsa building in kansas city, going over one of your au
as a nation, and as you've heard before, as an element of u.s. technological leadership nationwide, so we take it very seriously. we appreciate the support that congress has shown for nextgen. we are starting to see, and it's easier on the inside sometimes to see the progress that is being made and operationally deployed usable parts of this that are making a meaningful difference. in terms of completing flights in bad weather, new capacity, greater safety, and it's those benefits will start to compound as well. >> thanks to the panel for being here today. this has been helpful for me. and mr. chairman, i yield back. >> thank you. >> thank you, mr. chair. first i like to thank the panel, several of y'all have been -- i appreciate your courtesy and service to her country. one issue, everything federal express as a leader in all things in aviation, package delivery, and sports in every other way. having made a comment, word from our sponsor, but -- [laughter] let me ask, i think probably mr. porcari might be the person to ask. the proposal about structures around airports, and, of course, memphi
of the u.s. department of labor from 2010 to 2011. she is as you might have guessed a labor economist. she is published widely in leading economic journals about the impact of public policies on the labor market with a focus on women and families and the value of subjective well-being for policy analysis. some of you may also know her from her many media appearances. among other things she is a columnist for bloomberg view. ken trotsky, to my immediate right, senior associate dean of the gadsden college of business at william b. sturgel professor of economics at the university of kentucky. he is research fellow for the institute of labor in bonn, germany. his primary research areas are labor and human resources economickings. and his most recent work is focused on evaluating various aspects of the workforce development system in the united states, the role of human capital in promoting economic growth of a region and the impact of tax incentives on the creation of jobs in a region. so without further adieu, let me turn it over to paul. paul? >> thank you, steven. in preparing for these int
the media had both financially and technically were far inferior to what was available here in the u.s. and whereas i recemented that, we had ice -- resented that. we had isolated the virus for the first time, and the folks from cdc came and said we're taking over, and so i resented that. that's absolutely true. and then i saw i could learn so much. and someone like joe bremmen who elucidated me in epidemiology, and i'm really still grateful for him. it was not only the u.s., but there were -- it's like in some of these jokes. i mean, there was a frenchman and a south african and a brit and a belgian and an american and then some congolese in a plane, and what happened? what do you do? the power of coming up from different perspectives, i found fantastic. but i was very impressed by the superiority, the technical superiority and the strategic superiority of our american colleagues. so while i was there i said, you know, i want to go to america and learn and just to see that. next time we find a new virus, you know, i can be in charge also. it was not only for myself, but just to be, yo
've lost their wages, they've lost their homes, the value of their homes are down, their 401(k)s are down. a lot of fear out there right now. what we need is a robust economy to get people getting interested in getting strong again with regard to making sure their futures are assured. >> when the labor movement faced epic struggles in wisconsin and ohio, you joined with the afl-cio and its member unions around what you called the labor table. what did that experience tell you about the need for one labor federation and a coordinated campaign for all organized labor? >> we're very proud of what we did at the labor table, basically, some of the things i was talking about. on the war on workers with regard to ohio, wisconsin, indiana, michigan, we formed labor tables where all of us pooled our money to, basically, put good people on the ground in every state to fight these battles. in other words, it wasn't just the teamsters doing their thing or the seiu. we pooled our resources into one idea, and it really worked well. um, and we're not ready to go back, and we don't intend to go back. but
were to describe what vision was for the u.s., and society, in this country as he found it and chose to make his home, do you know what that would be? >> i don't know. it's a very good question. what would he think of us now. he had to fly through an airport, go through tsa? you know what i mean. it's sad. so i don't know -- he certainly had a great vision of a free democratic society. and to avoid -- he also said explicitly how quickly this can change, that the good guys can become the bad guys and the bad guys can become the good guys. he definitely, he loved america. he wanted to keep america strong but also fair. >> another interesting person at ias at the time, also doing so much theoretical work, and there's a question here about the conflict between them. can you talk a little bit about the conflict that occurred between the two of them? >> he never really did come to the ias. he visited it but he was not a member -- he was at mit. and the game can we try to play of these conflicts. actually, they worked very closely together on a number of things and then he was very opposed
-determination of the universal right, which is not universally accepted. my question is, how can the u.s. and the e.u. respect that right while taking position in a conflict in the country, speaking about syria, that is currently confronted with a civil war where of atrocities will always be committed by both sides. although of course i understand that those atrocities are greater than once are committed by -- and how do the respect that right in a situation of a civil war? >> it's not just accepting frederick it is essentially a position of the international world. helsinki accords to the u.n., but this isn't achievable in every country that we would like it to be right now. there are a lot of countries where you don't have those kinds of rights that we have good solid relations with china, like you mention, the largest in the world. so it is an aspiration and it is an aspiration that increasingly over time and over the last few years has become a reality. in sony parts of the world. so we keep pushing the aspiration forward, keep hoping that country after country when a group of people after another, will l
since the mid '90s. and in doing that we invested in our people. and it is this actually less than 1%, a different one person comment. it is less than 1% who have borne the burdens of these last two wars, who have been too many cases paid the ultimate price by over 7000 or so, tens of thousands who have been wounded physically, visibly and invisibly. and hundreds of thousands who bear other wounds of these wars. to the tune of over 2 million who have served in iraq and afghanistan, and over 2 million today who are making us proud. so as we take up this debate in terms of our future, and in particular with respect to defense, i've said many times, the thing we need to get right to ensure our military is in good shape for the future is make sure we get it right for our people and their families. that's not just a cost or a budget item. that is the strength of who we are as a military. and as a military, having fought two wars in this all-volunteer force for the first time, that we have a pretty healthy discussion about what that means coming out of these wars, even as we have 70,000 st
september 1926-june 1927, 16 aviators from the u.s., france, norway and russia entered this race, and six of them died. that's not quite 50%. they were seeking a $25,000 prize offered by new york hotel owner raymond orteig for the first 80 or to fly across the atlantic nonstop from new york to paris, it away. he first offered the prize in 1911919 come and i will tell you why he offered. he got all excited about, he was a frenchman and he got romantically excited about the airplane. but the technology to make such a flight was not really available to flyers until 24, 25, 26, certainly 1927. what's even more interesting about this story is that after the official race ended, something even stranger and deadlier began. from june to december of that year, less experienced pilots tried to duplicate lindbergh's feet, and all failed. be either crash or they didn't get off the ground or they died. and during that six-month period, 12 more pilots died in the attempt across the atlantic. many of them women. more people than have died trying to cross other large bodies of water, but those who tried
stunning to me to see moody's the last couple days say there in the process of thinking about downgrading u.s. debt, as is featured. unbelievable that the debt of the united states could be at risk. but there you have it. it's a big deal. and there is no particular magic wand. the truth is with elected leaders who have been unwilling to tell us we have to pay for what we ask for. so we haven't done it. the debt is now burdening our economy, our growth, our job creation. and, frankly, even our attitudes. it creates a coloration of the whole climate that says, don't take risks. you already own too much. you slow down in that regard, you slow down the ability to solve the problem. that's why we are today. a couple rules. as we begin this conversation to shift from a problem approach to solution approach. first of all, let's try to get our latest essay there are no quick fixes to that, and there are no absolutes, let's stop the exercise of saying i will never, i will never support a tax increase, i will never support a tax on social security or entitlements. all that does is delay the honesty, th
to her service to institutions of higher learning, she has also served as chair of the u.s. census advisory committee, secretary of the american sociological association, and as a fellow of the american association for the advancements of science. her lecture this morning is "how can we maintain a culture of honor and integrity?" those who cheat and those who might come up please welcome another texan to chautauqua. [applause] >> good morning to all of view. for those of you who are uva alumni, wahua. [applause] i am pleased to have this opportunity to speak at the chautauqua institution. let me again by saying how much i admire all of you for your dedication of the principles of lifelong learning. plenty of americans choose to spend their summers dozing on the beach or relaxing on some other vacation spot. there's nothing wrong with the dozing on vacation. but when you came here, you may be different choice. by spending your time at chautauqua, engaged in education and the arts, as well as in the study of religion and recreation, you embody the principles of self improvement and l
, obviously in iraq, that now they seem to be spreading out more broadly. the two cases we know are the u.s. and bulgaria. is that, is that -- >> well, i would say that your impression is consistent with my own. insofar as certain we've seen iranian influence in iraq and in afghanistan, but we've also seen links between iran and terrorist operations in india, thailand, georgia. so is a threat that is beyond the immediate region of iran. >> so let me ask any of you, to what extent now this expansion of terrorist activities sponsored by the iranian government rises as a threat to our homeland among the other terrorist threats to our homeland? >> i'll take that him at first. again, you mentioned, and i discussed briefly, the planned attack last fall, so it is, i would consider it to be a significant source of concern for us, both iran and its terrorist element, the quds force, along with the group it coordinates with, hezbollah. >> i agree with director olsen, in that quds force, hezbollah and others have shown they both have the capability and the willingness to extend beyond that region of t
overseas would no longer have to pay any u.s. taxes on their overseas profits. democrats have tried repeat lid to offer -- tried repeatedly to offer tax incentives to companies that bring jobs home to the united states, and nobody in this body has worked harder on bringing jobs home to the united states than the presiding officer, the senator from ohio, senator brown. well, the ryan plan would do exactly the opposite. it would tell big corporations that if they move their business operations overseas, they'll never pay taxes on those again. the ryan plan is really a jobs bill for china, for india, for korea. not for america. it's an offshoring rewards act. in addition to those upside down tax changes that harm the middle class and raise their taxes to cut taxes for the highest earners in this country, in addition to its inducements to offshore more jobs instead of bringing them home, the ryan budget would slash $2.9 trillion from our health care programs beginning for workers who retire in 2023, mr. ryan would convert medicare to a voucher system, which according to the nonpartisan congres
supports the president. but also discuss the wars in iraq and afghanistan and u.s. relations with the middle east. from fordham university law school in new york, this is about an hour and a half. >> we are here again once again in connection with this conference dedicated to examining the 2012 presidential election, and the way it may be being shaped by the memory of the holocaust and the policy of israel. and we can find no to more interesting people to discuss this topic for many, many reasons. first, the former three term mayor of new york city, ed koch. [applause] people forget, i do not, but people forget that mayor koch act to start out in congress. so the discussion that watauga is not merely about his days as a member also he two, has run for congress and knows what that means. i think in this more recent vintage, mayor koch can be thought of as a kingmaker in guiding the jewish vote. many people, well, he may not agree to this but he may actually many people think of him as a barometer, kingmaker of sorts of whether jewish vote is headed. that's another reason to ha
the? absolutely. information is still not being shared effectively and quite often it is about to u.s. percents and congress and the executive branch must assure it this effectively shared you can get to second to and third opinions not forced to take one view if somebody is a threat to. >> could this still have been today? >> absolutely. . .
the senate proceed to the immediate consideration of calendar number 526, s. res. 466. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: calendar number 526, s. res. 466, calling for the release from prison of former prime minister of the ukraine. the presiding officer: is there an objection to proceeding to the measure? without objection, so ordered. mr. pryor: i further ask that the durbin amendment k4 is at the desk be agreed -- amendment which is at the desk be agreed to, the committee-reported substitute amendment be agreed to, and the senate immediately proceed to a voice vote on adoption of the resolution as amended. the presiding officer: without objection. all those in favor say yea. those opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the aye haves it. the bill -- the ayes have it. the bill is passed -- the measure is passed. mr. pryor: i further ask that the committee-reported amendment to the preamble be agreed to, the preamble as amended be agreed to, the motions to reconsider be b considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate, and that any sta
on the line so i don't have to, so my adult, mature children in their 30's and 40's don't have to. the difference is is what they put their life on the line for was to ensure that the freedom and liberty and vibrancy of this country goes forward. and we're taking a little pocketknife to one of the legs of the three-legged stool with our actions and slowly nibbling the support of that leg. we're taking it away by our very action. mr. nelson: madam president, i'd like to respond to my friend. mr. coburn: if i could finish? we're going to say that the financial condition of the country doesn't matter. we're going to say that it doesn't matter if the $1 billion we're spending a year are already on veterans job training programs. it doesn't matter. we're going to say here's a year's program of jobs for 20,000 veterans and it's going to trump everything else. you know, you wouldn't have any objection from this senator if you actually really paid for this, one; if you didn't violate paygo, and you really did it in a way that oversighted the president's job training programs that we had,
face on a u.s. coin during his presidency. >> guest: that is a true fact. that he is the only living president. it was a sesquicentennial of, you know, it was one of those things that, you know, washington and coolidge on the same thing. i'm not quite sure what role he had in picking that out. he did say it is a good thing for our presidents to know they are not great men or for people to know that. and i think he had a understanding of his limitations, certainly the limitations of power, federal power, presidential power, but also, you know, when he went out to the badlands and he'd put a head dress on he put a big cowboy outfit on. and, you know, one of his advisers said, mr. president, people are laughing at you. and he said, well, sometimes it's good for people to laugh. now, a guy who says that can't be all stuck up on himself. of course, he was also decided he wasn't going to run for another term. so being on the way out of office sometimes is a good thing. gls and if you would like to e-mail or tweet to our booktv program with david pietrusza, e-mail booktv@cspan.org and our t
leader, for the first time in 50 years -- forbe the firs--for the first time in 50 s in this body we have not taken up the defense authorization bill. we're in a war. we continue to have attacks on american citizens. americans' national security is at risk. and we can't even do enough for the men and women who are serving to pass legislation that is so vital to their future and their ability to defend this nation? shameful. ms. ayotte: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from new hampshire. ms. ayotte: our troops are fighting and being attacked in afghanistan. iran marches toward the capability of having a nuclear weapon, terrorists have you had inned our diplomats. innocent civilians are being murdered in syria by a despotic regime. mr. president, the world is a dangerous place. president obama, stop leading from behind. president obama, lead an effort. right in our military faces devastating cuts that your own secretary of defense said we'd be shooting ourselves in the head, that webbed undermining our national security for generations. we heard what's happed happening in
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